Shash to return for season 2019

We are delighted to announce that Shashrika Pussegolla has been offered and accepted terms to return to Dill Hall Lane for season 2019.

Captain, Simon O’Loughlin:

”Everybody at Enfield is delighted with this great news. Shash has proven both on and off the field to be an excellent professional. His work with the juniors has been both outstanding and exemplary. His experience and quality has been there for all to see and the help he has given our young side throughout the season has been invaluable. We look forward to his return next year when expect to kick on and build on the progress we have made this season”.

Pictured- Secretary, Yvonne Winnard, Shash, Simon and President John Hargreaves, pictured after our home game against Colne this weekend.

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New Captain for the 1s

The first eleven now has a new Captain. From this weekend Simon O’Loughlin will be the man making the decisions. Work commitments have meant Fergus has had to step down from his current role.

Chairman, Howard Cook -“it’s extremely unfortunate that work commitments have forced Fergus’ decision, however we welcome Simon in to this position, an Enfield player through and through, we wish him the best of luck”

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Platinum Club prize money increases!

In recent weeks we’ve opened our Platinum Club up to more applications. We are delighted to announce that thanks to yet more support from supporters, members, players and neighbours we are able to increase the prize monies we are giving away.

Our annual prize list will now see monthly prizes of=

2x £2,000

2x £500

8 x £200

A massive thanks to all for your continued support and a reminder that it’s never too late to join us and application forms are available from the club, this website or any committee member.

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Platinum Club application form

Following on from the news that we are expanding our successful Platinum Club beyond the original issue of 100 numbers. We have great pleasure in attaching membership application forms. Just st complete and return and your number will be confirmed Platinum 100 Club – 2018

12 months of the Platinum Club

The end of May sees the first anniversary of the Enfield CC Platinum Club, culminating in our second £2,000 pound draw since its inauguration.

it can’t be underestimated just how successful this new format has been, not only warmly welcomed and endorsed by Players, Members, Sponsors and supporters, but also providing vital funding for the club during the quieter Winter months.

Now a full 12 month cycle has been completed we are openly inviting folk to join in and help expand this beyond its current 100 numbers. We are setting no limit on the amount of applicants we can welcome and prizes will of course be paid pro-rata. We currently pay out £200 as a monthly prize and £2,000 twice yearly.

Take a look at the Flyer (you’ll also see a lot of these around at the club), it tells you all you need to know. Ring us, text us, tweet us, message on Facebook or just pop in to the club, any way you choose and we’ll make sure you get the easy to-fill-in form. Welcome aboard and good luck.

New shirt sponsors for Enfield CC

Enfield Cricket Club are delighted to announce a new Sponsorship deal with TR Civil Engineering whose name will appear on the clubs playing shirts for the 2018 and 2019 Lancashire Cricket League seasons.

Club Chairman Howard Cook said “ It’s great to welcome TR Civil Engineering as new Sponsors of the Cricket Club this season and also to see local business people supporting community clubs such as ours. We are always looking to attract new Sponsors to ensure a progressive future for the Club and we would like to thank Andy and Steve for their support.

Steve Taylor, Director of TR Civil Engineering said “We are delighted to be involved in local sport and more specifically with Enfield Cricket Club. We are hopeful that our sponsorship raises the profile of both our Company and the Cricket Club and encourages more local businesses to follow suit. Good luck to Enfield Cricket Club for the new season.

Pictured are Andy Thorpe and Steve Taylor with new Professional Shashrika Pussegolla

Race Night at DHL

Our busy social diary continues with the 2018 race night, a great way to open the season, our race night will also be followed by live music

Dik Abed 1944-2018

The word “legend” is used a lot these days, probably too much, so much so that you don’t think twice when you read it.

Sulaiman “Dik” Abed, Enfield CC Professional, 1967-1976, passed away in the Netherlands this week.

When you’re a young kid growing up in Clayton in the early seventies, you played and watched footy during the winter and cricket in the summer. Enfield still packed em in those days, not post war crowds of course, but to a youngster it was packed. These were Enfield’s halcyon years, a time when our “legends” team made its name, a time when we were Champions. Dik Abed was a hero to those kids, a Professional and Gentleman in equal measure. Dik was the paid man in a top team for 10 seasons, unheard of in the current cricketing climate. He took over 800 wickets with his deceptive medium-pacers (super fast to an 8 year old), and also scored over 5,000 runs. It’s not just the stats, it’s the legacy that should also be remembered. He raised the profile of a small Lancashire League Club to a level recognised internationally, just read the tribute from Cricket SA to see what I mean. For that he will always have a place in the hearts of everyone at Enfield CC, everyone played with him or against him, and those lucky enough to have spent time in his company will feel the same.

https://www.iol.co.za/sport/cricket/proteas/cricket-sa-pays-tribute-to-dik-abed-12808465

Everyone at Enfield CC would to thank the many people who have paid tributes in the last couple of days, love to you all.

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